Barbara Grace MacKenzie (nee Ball)

March 31, 1943 – July 19, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness we regret to announce the passing of Barbara Grace MacKenzie.
Barb was born in Comox. While attending school in Royston, Cumberland and Comox, she played and loved baseball. She often spoke of Quadra Island, when she was young she lived there for a short time and absolutely loved it. Barb also was an avid piano player. After high school graduation Barb attended Sprott-Shaw Business College in Victoria.
On June 1, 1963 she married the love of her life , Dan MacKenize. Dan was in the R.C.M.P. They were posted several areas of Canada including Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) and Peace River. They settled in Armstrong BC where Barb owned and lovingly managed a small cafe, “The Donut Hut”.
After retirement they moved back to the Comox Valley. Where Barb enjoyed volunteering at Thrifty Foods. Also went bowling with special needs adults in the community. Barb was an enthusiastic gardener, it was her passion. Cruising to different parts of the world was also a great love. As well traveling to Italy,France and the UK. Barb and Dan especially loved Hawaii, they visited 13 times!
Barb took pride in organizing the sisters-cousin-daughter adventures together for the past 20 years .
Barb was predeceased by her husband Dan in March 2022 and her parents Leslie Albert Ball in 2001 and Rosina Ball (nee) DeConink in 2010.
She is sadly missed by her daughter Leslie MacKenzie (Mike Burrows) and son Leigh MacKenize (Cindi).
Barb was fondly known as Gramma to her 6 grandsons, Tylor (Karin), Liam, Travis, Declan, Dominic and Hammond. She will also be missed by her two great grandchildren Riley and Eyrnn.
Barb is mourned by her two sisters Marilyn Clements , (Mike Benson) and Pamela Wylie (Vivian) and will be missed by her sister -in -law Donna Northrup (Ray) as well as many nieces , nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers ,donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of BC. or the Views , formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox.
The family would like to thank the staff at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo and The Views for their compassionate ,loving care to both Barb and family.


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